Tuesday, March 16, 2010


They are harsh and bitter
But this is what I have to say
Be sure many or even all 
Will take it the wrong way

We are vultures and mercenaries
Gnawing at what God gave us
Barbaric is too kind a word for the human race
I hear you saying why am I making such a fuss

We claim to care about the environment
The ocean, the trees even that pesky subway rat
Those words are spoken every single day 
We all know its yet another ploy and act

If I had a dollar for every time I heard "lets be green"
My pockets would be pouring money rain
Self denial and personal agendas drive us
Maybe it's just me, but the whole damn world seems so vain


  1. I like the Carly Simon reference Bags.

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  3. Overall, the poem is good but the last line got me.